Welcome to TESS: The Event Safety Shop

Cunard's Three Queens in Liverpool

Cunard's Three Queens at Livepool

TESS: Your Event Safety Specialist

If you are looking for hands-on safety management for an event or need professional consultation on any aspect of safety planning, logistics or site layout,  you have come to the right place.

The TESS team are well versed in just about every form of entertainment risk management  including large scale public events, major music festivals, live music touring, private and corporate conferences and parties as well as those unique events which do not fit easily into a category.

If you manage events, TESS can help you make them safe for you and your audiences.

See Clients, News and Case Studies for more details.



Alongside the regular festival rota and touring schedule, 2015 saw the UK get to the quarter finals of the Davis Cup at Queen's Club, a welcome addition to TESS's work for the Lawn Tennis Association which includes the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club, the Aegon Classic at Edgbaston and the Aegon Open at Nottingham Tennis Centre,  

The 2015 touring schedule included developing safety management systems for U2, Motley Crue, Kiss, One Direction, Bette Midler, Sam Smith, Mika. and perhaps the most challenging of all, Hello Kitty, whose audience present a number of additional considerations due the age profile being mainly under 12. TESS team member Down Under, Jon Corbishley, spent much of the year touring SE Asia with TESS regulars, Linkin Park.

Liverpool City Council awarded TESS the contract to manage safety at all six of their large scale public events including the impressive arrival of Cunard's Three Queens - Mary, Elizabeth and Victoria - on the Mersey waterfront.

TESS were back at Silverstone for Red Bull's Wings for Life and at Alexandra Palace, London for the splendid Soapbox Race.

The festival rosta kicked off with Glastonbury, which was noted by the local authority, blue light services and crowd management consultancy, Movement Strategies, as the having exceeded pervious years in terms of overall event safety. The festival season continued with Latitude, Womad, Boardmasters, NASS, concluding with Reading and Leeds.

Other activities keeping the team busy included Tim Roberts being appointed to the United States' Event Safety Alliance; Simon James conducting safety assessments of venues used by the British Council in Abuja, Nigeria, and Rebecca Iveson seeing the publication of Britisth Standard Code of practice BS8551:2015 otherwise known as the Provision and management of temporary water supplies and distribution networks.

TESS wil also be keeping their middle east team busy in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with the Formula 1 concerts and associated events as well as various United Arab Emirates' National Day projects.


Reviving Your Safety Documents

GFL crew handbook pages

Is it time you took a fresh look at how you get your staff to work safely? TESS Director, Tim Roberts has been looking at a stack of instructional safety documents and found many of them are missing the point. Safety guides aimed at the workforce get tired over time and staff can easily get into bad habits. 

< Glastonbury Festival's freshly minted Crew Handbook

Mojo & BC pages

Taking a fresh look at training and information documents such as safety handbooks and method statements can bring them to life and make them more effective. Do yours need a makeover? Mojo Bariers, The British Council and Glastonbury Festival thought theirs did and came to TESS. Call us and see what we can do for you.

Mojo Barriers and British Council
interactive and graphic-based Safety Handbooks >

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Red Bull Harbour Reach 2014

Red Bull, Harbour Reach, Liverpool Docks